Before I get on those shelves, I still need to do this:
1. Realign rip fence.
2. set up router table fence – make sure it’s at 90º
3. make a shooting board
4. make a router edge guide – i’m thinking of a double sided version of this that will (hah! SHOULD) make mortising a breeze
5. a lumber rack to keep it dry and out of the doorway, where it is currently propped.
6. Replace zero-clearance insert on crosscut sled.
7. practice on pine scrap all the joints I will need for the bookcase:
-dados for shelves
-rabbet for top and bottom
-through M&T for top of vertical facing member
because if i cant make it on pine I cant make it on poplar
8. get started on picking the right blend of “walnut” and “cherry” stains for the damned thing.
why oh why does this list keep growing in size?
at least today i found what looks like a decent 1/4” tempered hardboard equivalent. Stupid Lowes doesn’t carry normal masonite – only the soft stuff they call “hardboard” in 1/8 and 3/8” for pegboard. The stuff I found was called something like “Luoma” and is a 3-ply 1/4” hardwood plywood that is fairly smooth and seems rigid enough to replace the masonite I crave. Not as rigid as my clipboard, but i think it will do. The next step was 3/4” ply or MDF, and that’s just too thick for what I need.
Anyone know where I can find a few square feet of decent 1/4” tempered hardboard???